Monthly Archives: July 2016

Loving Jesus and Loving the Church Go Hand-In-Hand

In some circles it’s pretty cool these days to love Jesus and hate the Church. The last 20 years or so has seen the number of anti-church voices rise significantly, with books and blogs and entire movements surfacing that are almost singularly built on the idea that Jesus is awesome but his followers are not. […]

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Jesus the Intolerant

We’re all about tolerance these days. We are demanded by the public at large to be tolerant of those who disagree with us, or fear the collective wrath of society. Of course, most of us know that tolerance never seems to operate as a two way street. When people demand tolerance, what they are really […]

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Understanding Teens and Their Emotional Bank Accounts

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to disciple teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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Together 2016: Pope Francis, Heat Stroke, and a Veggie Tales Rip-Off

This past Saturday (July 16, 2016) was the event that some promoted as being a once-in-a-generation event. It was called Together2016, and was essentially supposed to be a one-day event where Christians gather at The Mall in Washington D.C. for one of the largest American Christian rallies of the century. It included times of prayer, […]

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There’s Hope for This Hopeless World

“You may run from sorrow as we have. Sorrow will find you.” – August Nicholson, The Village It is not hard to feel that the world in which we live is entirely hopeless. Who could blame someone for coming to such a conclusion? Life does not just include sorrow; it seems to be filled with it. […]

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